Senator Prince Y. Johnson breaking ground to modern computer lab in GantaNimba County Senator Prince Yormie Johnson has broken ground for the construction of a computer lab, which will be an annex to a multipurpose technical college he is constructing in the commercial city of Ganta, Nimba County.Senator Johnson told reporters at the groundbreaking ceremony that the computer lab will be second to none in the county for research and other purposes.He said students will use the basement as a dining hall, while the upper part will serve as a modern computer science lab. He didn’t, however, give the cost of the project, but explained that upon the completion of the computer lab and the dining hall, he will be embarking on the construction of dormitories.Senator Johnson also explained that the computer lab will enhance students’ learning process and that many new courses will be introduced and facilitated by professors from abroad.In 2014, he embarked on the construction of a 36-classroom complex for technical and vocational education in Ganta. Currently, the three-story building is almost at a finishing level. The senator has also begun the construction of a modern gym in the premises of the technical school.The gymnasium, if completed, will be one of the biggest in Liberia. He said upon the completion of the polytechnic school, he will hire professors, but more preferences will be given to Liberians. “The first two years, this school will offer “AA” degree, followed by BSc degrees,” he said.The school, which is yet to be named, is expected to be completed by July 2019 and classes will start immediately, Senator Johnson said. It will be the largest private college to be built by an individual and will also be the third college in Nimba County besides LICC and NCCC.In a similar development, Senator Prince Johnson is also embarking on the construction of a public library in an area which many considered as disputed land, given to him by the City Mayor of Ganta.There has been confusion in Ganta over a lot of land given to Senator Johnson by City Mayor Amos Suah, because the land is believed to be a public land. But Senator Johnson said in an interview that the City Mayor has the right to give public land to anybody who would like to carry on meaningful development.He explained that the land in question will be used to construct a modern public library to which everybody will have access.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
Bassett endured similar circumstances when Dutch forward Pierre van Hooijdonk, who he labelled a ‘waste of space’, refused to play during his time at Forest, and the 70-year-old feels Berahino is obliged to honour his contract.“It’s completely unacceptable for a player to go on strike. They’ve signed a contract and if the club don’t honour that the player is straight onto the PFA who come down on them like a tonne of bricks,” Bassett told talkSPORT.“If he refuses to play then the club can suspend him and fine him two weeks wages every two weeks but of course it’s no help to the club and no use to the player.“You have to accept that if the clubs can’t agree a fee you’ve got to get on with it – you never know what might happen six months later.”Berahino’s public damning of Peace has cast the spotlight over the Baggies chairman after he continually blocked the 22-year-old’s proposed exit, and Bassett claims neither protagonist, Peace or Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy, are to blame for the fiasco.He added: “Peace is entitled to ask what figure he wants for Berahino. It’s not up to him to decide what he thinks it is unless there’s a buyout clause in his contract.“You can’t blame him for trying to get the maximum money he can and you can’t blame Levy for only being prepared to go so far.“The buying club thinks that the selling club will get desperate right at the death or the other club hangs on and they hope they get the figure they want.“There’s brinkmanship the entire time – these things always get left to the last moment.” 1 Former Wimbledon and Nottingham Forest manager Dave Bassett has become the latest footballing figurehead to discuss the Saido Berahino transfer furore, stating it is ‘completely unacceptable’ for a player to go on strike.Tottenham had two deadline day bids rejected for the West Brom striker, who duly took to Twitter to vent his frustration and pledged never to play for the Baggies again while chairman Jeremy Peace is still at the helm.